Police fire rubber bullets, stun grenades at protesting Wits students


Police collecting rocks used by Wits University students during the #FeesMustFall protest on 11 October 2016.

JOHANNESBURG – Police and private security once again clashed with students at Wits University evoking scenes of what transpired on Monday.

Protesters on Tuesday, confronted police on campus, using stones from a broken concrete rubbish bin as weapons.

Police moved in on protesting students and opened fire, using rubber bullets, stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse the protesters.


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Lectures had resumed on Tuesday morning at the troubled university amid a heavy presence of police and private security guards.

Despite the violence on Monday that included running battles, the university announced lectures would continue.